Akinyemi: Blame foreign policy recklessness for Brexit

BolajiAkinyemi is a professor of Political Science and Nigeria’s former minister of External Affairs. Following Thursday’s landmark vote by the British to leave the European Union and the consequent resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron, he told MARCEL MBAMALU, that the calamitous development was caused by immigration crisis that was triggered by UK’s foreign policy recklessness as well as the […]

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Nigerians love for imported goods is killing the Naira

By Ben Murray-Bruce Many Nigerians are complaining about the constant fall in the value of the naira and they blame the government. But is the government really to blame? In truth, our insatiable appetite for all things foreign is to blame. No nation can become great if it is clothed, serviced and fed by other nations. It just will not […]

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Obesity: South Africa becomes First African country to impose tax on sugar drinks

In frantic move to reduce the number of people with obesity in the country, South Africa has introduced a tax on drinks loaded with sugar becoming the first African country to impose a tax on the fizzy drink. Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan introduced the tax on everything from carbonated soft drinks to flavoured water in his February’s budget speech, partly […]

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